Ok, ok, I’ll admit it; I’m a slug. I’m not lazy per se, but I know lazy and we can be friends at times.
I got into the twitter part of social media with very little expectations. I created a blog just because I thought it was your ticket, your qualification to play in the game. Yes, I’m in the game now, but it’s like saying Tiger Woods and I both play golf.
My expectations were so low (how low were they Bill?), I named my site the invisible blogger and truly expected it to stay that way. I felt it was so unremarkable, Griddy had to ask me twice if I wanted to include my blog in a blogger’s list she and Brankica put together.
The one thing I can do is comment, and mastered that pretty quickly. Because of my commenting, it started to drive traffic to my site.
How lazy are you?
First of all, I only post once a week; I mean, how hard can that be, right? From this, I still go out and visit my friends and comment on their sites too. But guess what? That’s it, that’s all I got.
So it’s no wonder I don’t get asked by anyone to be the ‘hey you need to meet this guy’ on their site (except Ari Herzog; thanks Ari you were a brave man) or why you don’t see me listed on ‘awesome sites to visit’ that others display so prominently on their home page.
Why, you ask; because I’ve been exposed. I have grown very little since I made it in the door. This is certainly no surprise to me because I feel I have done very little in giving back to my community. If I have to shout ‘hey, look at me’, I would expect getting the same reaction if I professed to be the smartest guy in the room.
Earn your stripes then
Baby steps, but going forward I have extended an invitation to my community for guest posting opportunities at my place. On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month I will have them over for tea and cake (really beer and chips but we want people to think we are a civilized lot). I hope my community will support and enjoy them like I have.
I’m not going to be rigid with a posting schedule, but will have at least two new posts a week coming from my site. Easy now, don’t get too excited.
The only reason I have not extended invitations, switched to a self-hosted site, know what to do with keywords, link or back links is because it takes effort. I just show up very well; sometimes it just takes being exposed a few times before I decide to get fully on board.
There you have it
That’s as close to a confessional as you will get. I have more holes in my game than Swiss cheese. I know most of you are waiting for me to be some kind of game changer…………..right………….but I’m really just a very simple guy. Sometimes I’m too ok with just ‘ok’ at times.
Before, I would have thought maybe my site wasn’t worthy enough to have someone else write on it; but it is what it is and if it’s good enough for most, then it’s good enough for me.
Please be on the lookout for my friends; I think it will be a good addition and it’s actually making me do some work for a change.
Rock on, right? The invitation is still open………..